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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Uneven tire wear?

On my new bike the rear tire came with 2 parallel red stripes. Standing behind the bike the left side stripe looks like it's wearing out faster than the right side stripe after about 50 miles.

I did install R&G front and rear axle 'Button' protectors but I was very careful to match up the chain tension adjustment marks on both sides of the bike. Since this is the only wheel adjustment possible I can only imagine the wheel 'aim' is pointing slightly to the right instead of straight ahead and that I should nudge the right side slightly forward.

Is my diagnosis correct? Can the adjustment marks from the factory possibly be a little bit off? Or is it normal for the red stripes to wear unevenly?
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i'm a noob but i also hear that you want to make sure tire pressure is correct.

low tire pressure can cause uneven wear.

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Can you post up pics of said striped tire?
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Are you making more left turns than right turns?
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Here's a quick and dirty pic:

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That's nothing to worry about. That tire hasn't even been ridden on long enough to notice any improper wear.
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Hmm, well yeah, it's not a 'fix-it-right-now' problem, but should I really wait until there's obvious rubber wear before doing anything? This is only after 50 miles.
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There's nothing you can do aside from measuring the location of the axle on both sides and making sure the rear wheel is straight.
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you're sweating the small stuff. the only part of the tire that wears is the part touching the ground. Maybe you lean slightly off the right of the bike and the bike is never perfectly straight up and down. maybe there is a slight side wind and you lean into it, maybe the crown of the road so that water can run off is causing that. Get my point?

there is one rear tire and one front tire. nothing is opposing either tire making it wear unevenly. even if your rear axle isn't straight will you get any kind of uneven wear.

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crown jewels...
my left nut is heavier than my right, so i get uneven wear too.
i dont sweat it tho, i just go to the track with more right turns and then im golden.






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lol. u make more or take harder left turns lol simple. i mean u could check the other stuff but i would start with the common sense stuff first
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crown jewels...
my left nut is heavier than my right, so i get uneven wear too.
i dont sweat it tho, i just go to the track with more right turns and then im golden.
More likely the muscles in your right arm are stronger and weigh more.

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